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Marina Cantina

Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850.249.5500
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant...
Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Marina Cantina is now DOCKSIDE SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

New owner (from Port St Joe) has transformed Marina Cantina into Dockside Seafood- Stopped by last weekend for a Grouper po boy sandwich- very nice, on really good NOLA style french bread- and then again for Oysters on 1/2 shell- they are running daily specials (Sat was - Red Snapper) + they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

During our family trip to PCB in 2012, we visited this restaurant 3 times and my whole family loved it. It WAS excellent. In 2013, we visited 1 time and the service was horrible. Tonight, July 19, 2015 - We decided to give it another try. We will NEVER go back. We found that the name is now Dockside, though... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Dockside is not under the same management as Marina Cantina according to previous TripAdvisor reviews. I knew something was wrong with one of our favorite places to eat in Panama City. I was not able to find Dockside on TripAdisor since it was listed under Marina Cantina. My advice would be to find another restaurant, our table ordered crab cakes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Don't be fooled by their website. We didn't stay but they deserve a terrible for keeping the same name, website, clothing and everything else when they aren't a Mexican restaurant. It seemed dirty and the staff seemed kinda eh for the few minutes we were there. Someone else from our party chose before I could check out tripadvisor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

New owner has failed to change sign on front of building. Drink menu still says marina cantina. Employees still wear marina cantina uniform. Attempted to use coupon. They would not permit. Them wanted to charge an up charge of 3.99 for my granddaughter to share my meal. Upon questioning the 3.99, young manager came to table to remind us this... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

New owner (from Port St Joe) has transformed Marina Cantina into Dockside Seafood- Stopped by last weekend for a Grouper po boy sandwich- very nice, on really good NOLA style french bread- and then again for Oysters on 1/2 shell- they are running daily specials (Sat was - Red Snapper) + they offer a "hook & cook" deal for $14.99-... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had dinner here a few months back and liked it so we stopped by again. New name out front says Dockside Seafood. We decided to pass and check out the reviews. Looks like it just closed this week per the recent reviews.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been here in the past and food was good and decided to go back. After getting there noticed menu had changed and serviced was very bad. Unless something happens we will never be back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I went to Marina Cantina on May 16. We had been wanting to try it for a couple years but had never seemed to make it there. We both love Mexican food so we finally made time on this trip. As soon as we seated ourselves I should have known it was going to be bad. There... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was our first visit to this dockside restaurant because we thought it served only Mexican food. Wanting to sit by the water, we decided to give it a try. Surprise, the menu included several Mexican favorites and seafood as well. The oysters with bacon, cheese and jalapeno were big, fat, juicy and flavorful. They were pricey but worth it.... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We live just a couple blocks away so this has become kind of a "go to" place for a quick walk for a beer and a bite. We prefer to sit at the little bar area that overlooks the marina and lagoon. They have just changed their menu and are slowly transitioning away from Mexican food to become more of... More 

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Additional Information about Marina Cantina

Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone Number: 850.249.5500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: 850.249.5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Description

Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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